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Historic Attractions in Scotland

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Built in 1821 at the top of this 91m (300ft) high headland, this was Shetlands first lighthouse. It was also the site of one...

Formaston Cross Slab

The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR

Formaston Cross Slab

Governor’s House

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This castellated, turreted house is all that remains of Calton Jail built in 1817.

Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS)

Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

An exceptionally well-preserved Pictish cross-slab.

Glamis Castle

Glamis, Angus, DD8 1RJ

Ancestral Seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372 and childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

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The Abbotsford Trust

Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford is the iconic house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the famous 19th century author, poet and historian.

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Forth and Clyde Canal

Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

Linking Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth to Bowling on the Clyde, the canal opened in 1790. It closed to freight traffic…

Waverley Station

Edinburgh, EH1 1BB

The largest mainline station outside London, Waverley was created in 1858.

Dryburgh Abbey (HS)

Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys. The ruins are remarkably complete.

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Muness Castle (HS)

Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

A late 16th century tower house with circular towers. The northernmost castle in the British Isles.

St Cuthbert’s Church

Edinburgh, EH1 2EP

One of Edinburgh’s oldest churches it has been rebuilt many times.

West Bow Well

Edinburgh, EH1 2HH

This was the first of the well heads built to supply water to the Grassmarket from the reservoir at Castle Hill.

Antonine Wall - Seabegs Wood (HS)

Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

A well preserved section of the Roman wall and ditch that once divided the tribal north from the Roman south, can be seen…

New Lanark Visitor Centre

New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

This cotton mill village was founded in 1786 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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Sailean Limekilns

Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK

One of Scotland’s most impressive early industrial sites.

1 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Formaston Cross Slab The Lodge on the Loch, Aboyne, AB34 5BR
3 Governor’s House Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
4 Dunfallandy Cross Slab (HS) Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
5 Glamis Castle Glamis, Angus, DD8 1RJ 5 stars
6 The Abbotsford Trust Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ 3 stars
7 Forth and Clyde Canal Dumbarton, North Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK
8 Waverley Station Edinburgh, EH1 1BB
9 Dryburgh Abbey (HS) Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ 5 stars
10 Muness Castle (HS) Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
11 St Cuthbert’s Church Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
12 West Bow Well Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
13 Antonine Wall - Seabegs Wood (HS) Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Scotland, UK
14 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
15 Sailean Limekilns Isle of Lismore, Scotland, UK

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